Mandatory Covid-19 jab for people working at care homes from November
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It will become mandatory for people carrying out work in care homes to be double-vaccinated from November.
Norfolk County Council’s Adult Social Services said it is making businesses in the county aware that their employees carrying out works at care homes will be required to prove they are double-vaccinated from November 11.
Mandatory Covid-19 vaccine regulations apply to any person working in a CQC-regulated care home in England which provides nursing or personal care, including workers employed by care homes, employed by an agency, volunteers and anyone going into a care home to do other work such as tradespeople, healthcare workers and hairdressers.
The county council said from November 11, the proof of vaccination with an approved Covid-19 vaccine will be necessary for entry.
But there are exemptions to the new regulation for people who are medically exempt, providing emergency assistance, and carrying out urgent maintenance work.